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VIVEKA VANI Swamiji’s Divine Message for the Youth THOUGHTS We are what out thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. CONCENTRATION “Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, & know that you are the creator of your own destiny” CONCENTRATION How has all the knowledge in the world been gained but by the concentration of the powers of the mind? The world is ready to give up its secret if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration. There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point, That is the secret. COMMITMENT “They alone live who live for others, rest are more dead then alive” GOAL Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it. Live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body Be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This the way to“SUCCESS”. And this is the way great spiritual giants are produced. Others are mere talking machines. EDUCATION Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man. WORK Every duty is holy, and devotion to duty is the highest form of the worship of God. When you are doing any work, do not think of anything beyond. Do it as worship, As the highest worship, and devote your whole life to it for the time being. ACT Get up, and put your shoulders to the wheel – how long is this life for? As you have come to this world, leave some mark behind. Otherwise, where is the difference between you and the trees and stones? They too Come into existence, decay and die. ACTION We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish to be. We have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions. So we have to know how to Act. CHARACTER Neither money pays, nor name, nor fame, nor learning, it is CHARACTER that can cleave through adamant walls of difficulties. FEAR & FEARLESSNESS Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. The moment you fear, you are nobody. It is fear that is the great cause of misery in the world. It is fear that is the greatest of all superstitions. It is fear that is the cause of our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment. Therefore, ‘Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached. If you think that the infinite power, infinite knowledge,and indomitable energy lie within you, and if you can bring out that power, You also can be like Me. “What ever you think, that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be; if you think yourself strong; strong you will be” Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals, But because of the inactivities of the good people. The earth is enjoyed by ‘Heroes’. This is the unfailing Truth. Be a Hero. Always say I have no Fear. MATURITY It is good to be born a child; but bad to remain a child FEARLESSNESS If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the Upanishads bursting like a bomb shell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word “Fearlessness”. and the only religion that ought to be taught is the religion of fearlessness. It is fear that brings misery, fear that brings death, fear that breeds evil. And what causes fear? Ignorance of our real nature. A few whole hearted, sincere, energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century. WORK My children must be ready to jump into fire, if needed, to accomplish their work. Now Work, Work, Work! We will stop and compare notes later on. Have patience, perseverance and purity. India wants the sacrifice of at least a thousand of her young men – men, mind and not brutes.
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